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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Trump dumps Obamath

President Trump is ending Obamath at the EPA by challenging regulations that cost $7.4 billion to $9.6 billion annually, but provide only $4 million to $6 million annually in health benefits.

Naturally, liberals are upset because they just use the environment as an excuse to kneecap American industry and our economy.

Bloomberg News reported, "The Trump administration is proposing that limits on mercury pollution from power plants are too costly to justify and no longer 'appropriate and necessary,' a finding that could make it difficult to impose more stringent curbs in the future."

Got that?

His new policy changes nothing today, but it makes it harder to impose further restrictions.

Nevertheless, the headline said, "Mercury Limits on Coal Plants No Longer ‘Appropriate,’ EPA Says."

But the limits remain. At best the headline is misleading.

Similarly, NPR mislead its readers in its headline, "Trump EPA Says Mercury Limits On Coal Plants Too Costly, Not 'Necessary.'"

However, its Paragraph 6 said, "In 2015, a court ordered the EPA to take into account not just the benefits of the mercury rule but also its cost to industry. In its new proposal, the EPA estimates that cost at $7.4 billion to $9.6 billion annually and the benefits at just $4 million to $6 million a year."

Obama said it provided $80 billion in health benefits because other emissions are reduced when you limit mercury. He figured these indirect benefits stopped "11,000 premature deaths."

So the direct benefits are 1/20,000th of the "co-benefits" that Obama claimed.

Elizabeth Warren is more Indian than that.

Market Watch reported, "Overall, environmental groups say, federal and state efforts have cut mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants by 85% in roughly the last decade."

That's enough.

13 comments:

  1. The average IQ of Americans is dropping, per news reports.
    Hint: it's not due to mercury.
    JimNorCal

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  2. These are the same loons who pop a vessel when someone starts proselytizing for Christ. They worship foma, a pack of lies, in their granfalloon of Gaia.

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    1. Or space aliens, pagan spirits, or ex-presidents (https://pagesix.com/2018/03/09/ex-times-editor-jill-abramson-carries-an-obama-doll-in-her-purse/). But we're manipulated with false consciousness.

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  3. This is a Green New Deal that I can get behind and support!
    -TK

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  4. Every liberal/progressive policy in history is based on a lie or blowing up a grain of truth into a destructive moral imperative.

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  5. And I am shocked, shocked I say that the NPR headline is misleading.

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  6. Time to stop paying those Anti-Americans to trash our country.

    WhoDat

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  7. "(Obama) figured these indirect benefits stopped "11,000 premature deaths."

    Unless you were in the womb. Then, Obama advocated for your murder and demanded taxpayers fund the process.

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  8. Those EPA estimates of "lives saved" are as phony as government climate numbers.

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  9. Given how well she could spell (R-E-S-P-E-C-T), it's a pity she didn't have time to tutor Obama in Arethmatic.

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  10. How much mercury do nuclear power plants emit? I think it's zero, but I'm not sure.

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